Important Information About Color Blindness

A diagnosis of color blindness is often a little surprise. Many color blind people already know that the way they see the world is different from the people around them. However, it can also be unsettling to learn that you have a vision difference that can lead to employment problems, driving problems, and more. How serious is color blindness? What do you need to know to navigate this condition? Here’s a more detailed look at what color blindness means and how you should manage it.

What Causes Color Blindness?
Color blindness usually occurs due to the genes a person was born with. When the cone cells in the human eye cannot sense one of the light spectra correctly, or do not exist at all, color blindness occurs. It can also occur due to eye injury, aging, or diseases, such as macular degeneration. Either way, the results are the same. When someone is color blind, they cannot see the full range of colors.

How is color blindness tested?
The color blind test is pretty simple. All you need to do to determine if you are color blind is take a color blind test, which makes you look at a series of images. Each image contains dots, with contrasting colors in the form of a number. A person with normal vision will easily distinguish numbers, while a color-blind person will not be able to. You can easily perform this test at home or at your ophthalmologist’s office.

How is color blindness treated?
There is no physical or medical cure for color blindness. However, filtering the light that enters a person’s eyes can correct color perception and improve color vision to the point where a color blind person can pass a color blind test. Color vision specialist Dr. Thomas Azman created the ColorCorrection System to do just that. Using his unique series of tests and color filters, he is able to restore color vision to people with color blindness, with a 100 percent success rate passing the Ishihara Color Plate Test after treatment.

How to get the ColorCorrection system
If you have been diagnosed with color blindness and would like more information about the ColorCorrection system, make color blind corrective glassesĀ 
an appointment with Colormax. The appointment involves a comprehensive color vision evaluation, an exam that lasts between five and seven hours, to determine the exact type of color problems you are facing. This allows the Colormax team to create a custom filter system to correct the problem and improve quality of life through better color perception.